School of Distance Education

The School of Distance Education has three departments:

English Language Teaching

Linguistics and Phonetics

Literatures in English


Establishment of the Departments


Responsibilities of the Department

The School of Distance Education (which was formerly known as the Department of Correspondence Courses) was primarily set up to cater for the needs of in-service teachers of English. Hence, two teacher training programmes were started in the distance mode: the Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English and the Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English. Later, the M.A programme in English was introduced. The teacher training programmes equip teachers with a) the latest methods and techniques in teaching English b) the knowledge of how to produce relevant materials for teaching c) knowledge of a scientific analysis of language and d) knowledge of how to interpret literary texts.

The Team



Prof. Surabhi Bharati,
Dean, School of Distance Education


Prof. Roopa Suzanna
Head, Dept. of Linguistics and Phonetics


Prof. Julu Sen
Head, Dept. of English Language Teaching


Dr. Venkat Rao
Head, Dept. of Literatures in English



Programmes offered by the School

The School offers three programmes through the distance mode. They are:

• M.A. English

• Post Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English

• Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English